Cyprus Police Station Attacks

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Police Station Attacks
Part of Cyprus Emergency
Date 19–22 June 1955
Location Nicosia and Amiandos, Cyprus
Belligerents
 United Kingdom EOKA
Casualties and losses
1 policeman

The Police Station Attacks were a series of terrorist attacks by the EOKA on police stations in Cyprus during June 1955 which led to the start of the Cyprus Emergency. The attacks took place:

  • 19 June - dynamite attack at the police station at the Nicosia suburb of Ayios Dhometios;
  • 19 June - bomb set off the central police building at Nicosia[1]
  • 22 June - the police station at Amiandos was attacked by an EOKA guerrilla group led by Renos Kyriakides, resulting in the death of a policeman.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BOMB INCIDENTS ON CYPRUS". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 22 June 1955. p. 1. Retrieved 8 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "The EOKA struggle during the Governorship of Armitage (1 April - 3 October 1955)", A history of the liberation struggle of EOKA (1955-1959) accessed 7 November 2013
  3. ^ "CYPRUS OUTRAGES". The Central Queensland Herald (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1930 - 1956). Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 23 June 1955. p. 5. Retrieved 8 November 2015.